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Reames, Ellen H.; Kochan, Frances K.; Zhu, Linxiang – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2014
This study, conducted in one state in the United States, replicated similar research from over a decade ago to compare principal demographics and reasons for remaining or leaving the profession. Demographics have trended with the nation. Principals are older, more diverse and are largely eligible for retirement within the next five years. Similar…
Descriptors: Principals, Retirement, Surveys, Federal Legislation
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Gordon, Lola – Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 2016
High-stakes testing has been a part of American education since its inception. The laws that govern the use of high-stakes tests include language that mandates the inclusion of students in special education. These laws play an influential role in the new large-scale assessments aligned with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The assessments…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Special Education, Common Core State Standards, Testing Accommodations
VanCise, Sandra A. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
According to current research, attrition of teachers in public schools throughout the United States has become increasingly worrisome, especially since the passage and inception of No Child Left Behind (2001) as well as the reauthorization of Individuals with Disabilities Act (1997). This rate of attrition remains especially problematic in the…
Descriptors: Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
Davis, Cove Johnstone – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Many urban schools struggle to retain their best teachers because of challenging work environments, poor salaries, and ineffective school leadership. The additional requirements of the No Child Left Behind legislation for teachers to be highly qualified and the increased academic requirements of raising students to a proficient level in reading…
Descriptors: Evidence, Urban Schools, Urban Teaching, Federal Legislation
Losen, Daniel J.; Keith, Michael A., II; Hodson, Cheri L.; Martinez, Tia E. – Civil Rights Project - Proyecto Derechos Civiles, 2016
This report, along with the companion spreadsheet, provides the first comprehensive description ever compiled of charter school discipline. In 2011-12, every one of the nation's 95,000 public schools was required to report its school discipline data, including charter schools. This analysis, which includes more than 5,250 charter schools, focuses…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Civil Rights, Discipline, Secondary Schools
Bassiri, Dina – ACT, Inc., 2016
One outcome of the implementation of No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and its call for better accountability in public schools across the nation has been the use of student assessment data in measuring schools' effectiveness. In general, inferences about schools' effectiveness depend on the type of statistical model used to link student assessment…
Descriptors: Value Added Models, High Schools, School Effectiveness, High School Graduates
Melvin, Brenda Kimbro – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Teacher retention is a persistent issue that impacts school improvement. The retention and attrition of both new and experienced teachers is quite challenging for administrators throughout school districts, particularly in large urban schools. While it is reasonable that some degree of teacher turnover in schools is inevitable, the exiting of…
Descriptors: Teacher Empowerment, Urban Schools, Mentors, Federal Legislation
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Hamilton, Madlene P.; Heilig, Julian Vasquez; Pazey, Barbara L. – Urban Education, 2014
A mainstay in NCLB and the Obama administration education plan is turning around low-performing schools. This study utilized surveys and interviews with school leaders from four turnaround urban high schools in Texas to understand student outcomes before and after school restructuring and reconstitution. Although some organizational changes were…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Turnaround, Educational Change, School Restructuring
Huebeler, Amy; Baenen, Nancy – Wake County Public School System, 2015
We examined the progress of kindergarteners who entered the Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) in 2008-09 and in 2010-11 who were identified as limited in English proficiency (LEP). For the 2008-09 cohort, English proficiency increased steadily over time. Few were able to exit LEP status in their first three years in WCPSS (10.5%); this…
Descriptors: Limited English Speaking, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency
Butcher, Jennifer; Kritsonis, William Allan – Online Submission, 2008
With both high retirement and high attrition rates among educators and a nationwide increasing student population, more teachers are needed. With the impact of a teacher shortage, educational systems began to examine the alternative certification methods. Alternative routes to teacher education profoundly impact the teaching force. The "Ways…
Descriptors: General Education, Teacher Shortage, Alternative Teacher Certification, Ethics
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Carifio, James; Carey, Theodore – Educational Horizons, 2010
Although schools have always struggled with student failure, retention, and attrition, the turn of the new century has produced added pressures for schools to reduce student dropout rates. In the current political and economic environment, increased costs and reduced budgets are forcing difficult choices in how best to spend limited resources.…
Descriptors: Locus of Control, Grade Inflation, Self Efficacy, Dropout Rate
Useem, Elizabeth; Offenberg, Robert; Farley, Elizabeth – Research for Action, 2007
This study of teacher staffing issues in the School District of Philadelphia, the third in a series, outlines the degree to which the district has succeeded in upgrading teachers' professional credentials, recruiting and retaining them, and equitably distributing experienced and credentialed teachers across all types of schools. Since the passage…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Credentials, Teacher Persistence, Teacher Effectiveness
Useem, Elizabeth; Offenberg, Robert; Farley, Elizabeth – Research for Action, 2007
This study of teacher staffing issues in the School District of Philadelphia explores the degree to which the district has succeeded in upgrading teachers' professional credentials, recruiting and retaining them, and equitably distributing experienced and credentialed teachers across all types of schools. Since the passage of "No Child Left…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Economically Disadvantaged, Minority Groups, Credentials
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Anfinson, Allison; Autumn, Stephanie; Lehr, Cammy; Riestenberg, Nancy; Scullin, Sarah – International Journal on School Disaffection, 2010
The suspension of any student is problematic for students from all groups. Suspension and expulsion as interventions are inadequate to change behavior unless they are paired with teaching replacement behaviors. However, African American/Black, American Indian and Hispanic students are suspended and expelled at rates that are disproportionate to…
Descriptors: Suspension, Dropout Prevention, American Indians, Focus Groups
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McNulty, Carol P.; Brown, Mark S. – Childhood Education, 2009
The teaching force in the United States is facing an impending crisis, one that Scherff (2008) describes as a "perfect storm," due to massive retirements, increasing impractical mandates related to the No Child Left Behind Act, and an alarmingly high teacher attrition rate. This unprecedented crisis in both the supply and retention of…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Teacher Persistence, Disproportionate Representation
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